An Online Beginners Guide to Making Your Own Handmade Paper

About the course

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Why choose this course?

Turn your wastepaper into amazing handmade paper.

Starting with an introduction to some of the materials, equipment and techniques of paper making you will then make a pulp to create your own paper sheets. You will also experiment with natural colours and making shapes.

During the course you will learn about the history of handmade paper, how it has changed and how it is used in contemporary art, illustration, bookbinding, artist books, design and fine art.

You will be invited to prepare the recycling paper for the start of the lesson by watching a video we will send you on how to do this.

Course content

  • Discover the history of handmade paper and it’s contemporary uses including visual references
  • Introduction to the materials and equipment
  • Making sheets of homemade paper
  • Colour and shape

Course expert

Yasmine Dainelli

Course dates and times

Monday 17 August 2020 from 09.00 to 13.00

Course cost


Suitable for beginners

Contact us

If you wish to discuss this or any other creative art short course please contact the short course team on 01707 285327 or


Please note that materials are not included within the fees for this course and you willl need to supply the following:

  • Scrap Paper
  • Plastic storage tubs or vats
  • Electric hand mixer
  • Mould & Deckle (a screen attached to a frame)
  • Sponge & rolling pin
  • Towels, wool blankets, cloth, pellon, Shamwows, or similar absorbent material

Online access

All our online courses are taught remotely using Microsoft Teams. You will need a pc or mac laptop. It is advisable that your work area is close enough to your pc/mac to enable you to gain the most out of the course. You will be given full instructions after you enrol on how to log on to the course.

Booking deadlines

Bookings for all Creative Arts Short Courses will be reviewed 2 weeks before the start date of each course. This will allow the Short Course team to determine whether a course has met the minimum number of students needed for the class to run. If a class has failed to recruit, the class will be re-scheduled and you will be informed. Where relevant you will be offered an alternative class. If the course has met minimum numbers, bookings will stay open to the course start date or until it has met maximum numbers. 

We encourage you to book early before the deadline to avoid disappointment.

Bookings for all short courses need to be made online through the Universities’ online booking system, before a course commences. You cannot enrol or attend a class on the day the course starts, without prior arrangement. 


If for any reason you change your mind about joining us after you have accepted the offer, you have a legal right to cancel your contract to study with us within 14 days. This cancellation period therefore ends at the end of 14 days after the day on which you accepted our offer. For further details of cancellation terms, please see the following link



Start DateEnd DateDay and TimeCostLink
17/08/202017/08/2020Monday 09:00 to 13:00£49Apply online